Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Mommy Musings

This week is VBS at my church and for the first time in many years I feel a renewed sense of excitement about being involved.  Last year we were in the middle of a move so we didn't participate in VBS and maybe that is why I am more excited than usual.  Either way, I am honored to be part of VBS!  It is so much fun meeting and greeting all those sweet little faces.  This year I am acutely aware of how my response  to these impressionable little people can make or break their view on church and possibly in a greater sense... what being a Christian represents.  If a child looks up and only sees impatient and scowling big people in relation to church, that is what they will associate with being a Christian (that stands true for all of us!)  On the other hand, if they feel welcomed and accepted their heart will be softened and open to learning about Christ and true Christianity. 

I cringe to think of the times when I might have not been the best example or face of Christ to another...especially to my own children.  Did my response close up a heart?  Did my thoughtlessness cause someone to avoid church or Christ?  It is heartbreaking to think how casually I have often taken my position as a Christian.    I am trying to remember that I don't know what is happening in these children's lives and if I can make their day just a little bit brighter I want to take advantage of that opportunity.  The world is such a hard, cold place...I hope that VBS can be a wonderful, warm, fun, place for these sweet little souls even if it is just for a little while.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me,
and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these
~Matthew 19:14 (NIV)

6 comments:

SavannahGranny said...

Hi, I pray that you and your church will have a meaningful and successful VBS. When I was little my Mom was always active in VBS as was I, when my children came along. Blessings, Ginger

Ally Garner said...

Michelle,

No doubt you have prayed over your roll in VBS this year. That post proves your heart is in the right place! I hope you & your congregation have a fantastic time learning & celebrating the love of our Savior during VBS. Most importantly, i hope that little ones & adults too who don't know Jesus will come to know Him & His deep love for them this week.

Many blessings!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

You raise a good point, but I can't think of a better person to be involved in VBS!

Sues said...

I love this post! Leading VBS rocked my world last year, and I'm really mourning not being involved this year. (I've even been brewing a post in my head over it! Now I'll surely have to include a link to this one, if I get down to brass tacks! :-))

Hines-Sight said...

I bet you will be great at VBS. Enjoy!

Sues said...

I *did* do a VBS post: http://castleblake.blogspot.com/2011/06/vbs-abcs.html
And I included a link to this post. Let me know if that's not OK, & I'll take the link out. :-)